Summer 2019 kicks off with a new change at Darren Northeast PR as Fiona Carey joins the award-winning agency as Junior Account Manager.
Having recently graduated from Bournemouth University with a degree in Media and Communications, Fiona has background knowledge across a variety of media platforms. From experience in writing for the media to web and mobile communications, her skills will be an asset in helping clients build their coverage and brand awareness. We speak to Fiona directly and get her thoughts.
Q.) How did you get involved with Darren Northeast PR?
A.) I first met Darren and the team at a networking event at Bournemouth University. I spoke to Darren about my interest in the PR industry and after discussions, Darren offered me the chance to join the team at Darren Northeast PR for some work experience, to further build upon my knowledge in the public relations industry. We exchanged emails, I sent him some examples of press releases and blogs I had written for my university’s online magazine and the rest, as they say, is history!
Q.) What do you hope to achieve from your time at the company?
A.) After completing a year-long placement in the creative industry, I’d really like to grow my knowledge specifically in PR and learn how things are done. My course in Media and Communications broadly covered many aspects of the media as a whole, such as journalism, social media management, advertising and marketing, but after touching on public relations amongst these other areas, I discovered this was the industry for me. I hope that the role I have been given will allow me to grow as a person both in professional and personal terms, making me more confident in the job I want to succeed in.
Q.) What do you think you can bring to DNPR?
A.) The public relations industry is, amongst other things, heavily focused on building strong relationships with people, and I think my strong communication skills will be a real help on this front. As my time at the company continues, I’m already learning loads of new skills specifically related to the PR industry, press release writing and developing social media strategies, so I hope that my skills will excel further.
Q.) What has your first few days at the PR Agency been like?
A.) Crazy busy, but great! I was so pleased to discover even after the first day how much responsibility I am being given over my time at the company, not just being put on the tea runs! Getting my head around everything that goes on may take some time, but I can already see within my first week that I am going to be gaining some genuine knowledge and confidence from my role. Darren has been so good with getting me involved in things, even before starting my first day making me feel so welcome by inviting me to an event with the team next week. The people are great, the office space is so cool, and the work is exactly the kind of thing I wanted to learn about. I look forward to seeing what the future at DNPR will bring.